Lumalia & Celebrate Again
I’ve always been fascinated by human connection and our innate ability to help each other shift: to light each other up and to find the good in each of us.
My life story has been a wild ride and one I wouldn’t trade for a moment. While it wasn’t filled with wild travels across the globe like I’d hoped it would have been. It has been filled with extraordinary explorations. (I’m excited to share one in my debut memoir to be released in 2024. Register for updates & pre-order here.)
Back in 2016, I got really sick with multiple chronic illnesses and life-alternating symptoms that left me disabled and unsure how I was going to exist in this world.
While most people in their twenties are figuring out who they are, I had to figure out how to be. I had to leave my successful mountain wedding photography business and give up many things I loved.
Unable to do the things I once loved, I dove into yoga teacher training, became an RYT with certifications in Yoga Nidra, and later Kindred meditation training. I studied under many influential voices, including Jesh De Rox, Dr. Chelesea Page, and many other self-studies deep into physiology, yogic principles, neuroscience, and my own journey into play.
Through my life experiences diving deeply and learning to really listen, I’ve found at the end we all just are craving more reasons to witness beauty through our natural abilities of play, wonder, and joy.
I’m now on a mission to help culturally shift so many of us deep in oppression out of the stories we’ve been told and into a life style of celebration.
Outside of writing and teaching, you’ll find me creating with my friends and family.
I love adventures of all kinds and will forever have dirty bare feet in the summer.
In a little corner of Celebrate Again you’ll find my sister company The Dropped Pin, taking over elopement photography work I used to do.
My heart has always been in helping others remember the beauty within themselves, and I’m so excited to be doing that on a deeper level as a guide instead of just as a photographer.
It’s Time We Become The Creators
Are you ready to Celebrate Again?
Founder, Photographer, Meditation & Yoga Teacher
Can I tell you a secret? I have this determined side of me that is bent on making everything better. I am a problem solver extraordinaire.
I’ve been fascinated with the human connection since I was a little girl. Always people watching and learning by observation.
Running around with a cheesy smile plastered on my face at all times, it was a strange habit of mine to try to make strangers smile.
In the end all I ever want to do is help people feel good inside and out.
Celebrate Again has been a dream of mine for half a decade now. I have this insatiable desire to live life to the fullest but not just know how to, actually do it, which is what Celebrate Again is all about, giving you embodied celebration experiences. My goal is always to lead you deeper into connection with yourself or your partner, experiencing a level of affection that transforms you to being able to show up to all of life with your best.
I once did this through photography experiences and now I do it inside Celebrate Again’s membership and free classes on Celebrate Again Yoga
In my free time you’ll find me hanging with my awesome husband and family, exploring the PNW, loving life as a mama, practicing yoga, paddle boarding, Kindred, dancing, reading more about the human experience, and recipe creating.
Celebrate Again's Foundation Story
Back in 2009, if you had told me all that this company has become, I probably wouldn’t believe you. I (Lumalia, founder of Celebrate Again) started off as a wedding photographer in New Mexico. Quickly moved to Colorado where my photography career kicked off and I was specializing in mountain weddings working with some of the most amazing couples and epic wedding venues. In the middle of life’s turmoils, I got really sick in 2017 and had to close my business for a year. Ironically in 2016, the year before, I met one of my most potent business coaches, Jesh De Rox, and an idea sparked. This idea is that our relationships are ones we too quickly take for granted.
I saw it in my couples over the years. So much effort was put into wedding days to celebrate them coming together but after that, it seemed everything was focused on careers, houses, and children. I felt so many couples drift apart as I continued to show up for their family photos, their newborn photos, and even their anniversary photos. I wanted to start a movement to help couples remember their connection again. So in 2019 after a lot of deep healing and struggling to stay alive, I found a way to reopen my business with my long-time second photographer, Brittany. I launched Celebrate Again, and since then, it has morphed into many beautiful iterations.
In between my time away from photography, I pursued yoga training. Illnesses are a big reason why I switched to elopements and eventually fell in love with them. But I couldn’t sustain the elopements and work with couples as I desired.
In 2020/2021, I moved to Portland, Oregon, and began a Kindred meditation training. My life has been forever changed. It’s here I met Sam and Kyle of The Dropped Pin – Adventure Elopements and we decided to join forces.
After much merging and conversations, Celebrate Again has now morphed into me using all the skills and wisdom I’ve gained from my life journies to help others come back home to deep beauty of themselves in life, single or in a relationship.
Since 2022 Sam and Kyle with The Dropped Pin have become a sister company taking over most of the elopements with Celebrate Again with me coaching them along the way.
Thanks for reading our story. We hope to be able to connect with you and spark your passion for deep connection through all the experiences we offer.
Let’s Celebrate Being Alive
Let’s celebrate connection.
Let’s celebrate your story.
Let’s celebrate again and again.
Life is too short not to celebrate every single day.
Life is not the amount of breaths you take, its the moments that take your breath away.
She made us feel at ease…
“Lumalia is a wonderful photographer! She did anniversary photos for us in a beautiful mountain park outside of Denver, Colorado. She did a great job of making us feel at ease and we had so much fun during the process! I loved the photos that we ended up with; they really captured the moment. They will be something we can look back at for many years to come.” – Daniel